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Jon A.

Jon A.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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Professional book editor and writer with a soft spot for non-fiction. I'm also a frequent traveler and (occasional) travel writer.


Work experience:

  • Freelance
  • Skyhorse Publishing

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Travel Music Humanities & Social Sciences History Geography DIY & Crafts

Alison R.

Alison R.

Kansas City, MO, USA

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Award-winning editor with years of experience in traditional and indie publishing. Specialisms: sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction.


Work experience:

  • Pleiades Magazine
  • Status Quill

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading

Genres: Science Fiction Fiction Fantasy Literary Fiction Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Romance Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult

Elisabeth C.

Elisabeth C.

Iowa City, IA, United States

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Award-winning and New York Times bestselling editor of nonfiction and memoir.


Work experience:

  • University of Iowa Press
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • Freelance
  • Iowa Writers’ House Editing Services

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction History Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Nature Travel Entertainment

Faith B.

Faith B.

Jersey City, United States

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Insightful, collaborative editing from an award-winning NYC editor with 15+ years experience, formerly of Penguin Random House.


Work experience:

  • Berkley Publishing Group - Penguin Group USA
  • Avalon Books
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Severn House
  • Crooked Lane Books
  • Faith Black Ross Editorial

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Women's Fiction Thriller & Suspense Cozy Mysteries Mystery & Crime Historical Mysteries

Ann Leslie T.

Ann Leslie T.

New York City, NY, United States

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Experienced editor and agent in women's fiction/romance. I have worked with bestselling authors Sylvia Day/Julia London/Hank Phillippi Ryan.


Work experience:

  • Harlequin Books
  • Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Paranormal Romance Romance Fiction Historical Fiction Women's Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense Middle Grade Children's Contemporary Romance Historical Romance

Lia O.

Lia O.

New York City, NY, USA

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New York City-based editor with over a decade of experience. I specialize in business, self-help, memoir, true crime, and spirituality.


Work experience:

  • Callisto Media
  • Diversion Books
  • John Wiley and Sons

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Biographies & Memoirs Non-Fiction Business & Management True Crime LGBTQ (non fiction) New Age Self-help & Self-improvement Religion & Spirituality

Rachael S.

Rachael S.

New York City, NY, USA

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Experienced children's book editor who's passionate about helping you bring your stories to life.


Work experience:

  • Sterling Publishing
  • Children's Book Academy

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Children's - Non-fiction Non-Fiction Picture Books Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy Young Adult Social & Family Issues

Adam R.

Adam R.

Jersey City, NJ, USA

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14 years experience editing graphic novels at Scholastic's Graphix imprint, as well as picture books, Middle-Grade novels, and YA novels.


Work experience:

  • Scholastic
  • Freelance

Services: Editing Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment Query Letter Review

Genres: Middle Grade Children's Fiction Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Humor & Comedy Young Adult Action & Adventure Picture Books Science Fiction

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